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Jenkins

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Fun Facts about the name Jenkins

  • How many people with the first name Jenkins have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 217 babies born with the first name Jenkins in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jenkins to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jenkins? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1890 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jenkins first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jenkins is Thursday, January 8th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Jenkins born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jenkins was in 1923 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Random Jenkins Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jenkins is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Jenkins: Your name in reverse order is Sniknej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Insjnke. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jenkins? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 222,653 people with the last name Jenkins.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jenkins? Jenkins was ranked as the 102nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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Popularity of Jenkins as a first name

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Popularity of Jenkins as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jenkins U.S.
  White 57.76% 64.26%
  African American 36.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jenkins

People with the last name Jenkins are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jenkins" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jenkins as well as things modernly associated with the name Jenkins such as celebrities named Jenkins.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Jen"kins
A name of contempt for a flatterer of persons high in social or official life; as, the Jenkins employed by a newspaper.
  1. A patronymic surname​ derived from the given name Jenkin; common in England and Wales.
  2. A city in Kentucky.
  3. A city in Minnesota.
  4. (derogatory, dated, colloquial) A flatterer or sycophant.
    the employed by a newspaper

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jenkins

Katherine Jenkins

Katherine Jenkins is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Katherine was born in 1980.

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Richard Burton

Richard Burton is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1944 to 1984. Richard was born in 1925 as Richard Walter Jenkins in Pontrhydyfen, Wales.

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Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty is a singer-songwriter specializing in country, rock and roll music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1955 to 1993. Conway was born in 1933 as Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point, Coahoma County, Mississippi, U.S.

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Richard Jenkins

Richard Jenkins is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1974 to present. Richard was born in 1953 as Richard Dale Jenkins in DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.

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Carter Jenkins

Carter Jenkins is an actor, producer, and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Carter was born in 1991 as Carter Mark Jenkins in Tampa, Florida, U.S.

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Burgess Jenkins

Burgess Jenkins is an actor and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Burgess was born in 1973 as Burgess Jenkins in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.

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Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1974 to present. Ken was born in 1940 in Dayton, Ohio, USA.

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Sam Jenkins

Sam Jenkins is an actress. Sam was born in 1966 as Sandra Lynn Jenkins in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Fergie Jenkins

Fergie Jenkins is a MLB player. Fergie was born in 1943 in Chatham, Ontario.

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Geoff Jenkins

Geoff Jenkins is a MLB player. Geoff was born in 1974 in Olympia, Washington.

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What does the name Jenkins mean?

Jis for joyful, the spirit you spread.

Eis for elate, you make others happy.

Nis for natural, the genuine side of you.

Kis for kindness, you always show.

Iis for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

Nis for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

Sis for superb, a great attitude about life.

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